Friday, September 30, 2016

Boxer dies after Glasgow bout

Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital after being
seriously injured in a bout on Thursday, his management has
The 25-year-old, from Dundee, suffered a fifth-round loss to
Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight at Glasgow's
Raddison Blu Hotel.

He was rushed to the city's Queen Elizabeth University
Hospital for treatment.

His management said he passed away with his family at his

St Andrews Sporting Club confirmed Towell's death in a tweet
on Saturday morning.

Within the last hour Mike Towell passed away - he will
always be in our hearts #RIPIronMike," it said.

Towell was knocked down in the first round of the fight, before
recovering to continue the match.

Referee  Victor Loughlin stopped the fight in the fifth round
shortly after Towell was knocked down a second time.

He received treatment in the ring and was given oxygen before
being taken to an ambulance on a stretcher.

The boxer had been undefeated going into Thursday's fight,
with 11 previous wins and one draw on his professional

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